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Access to HE Psychology: Online Level 3 Diploma

Course overview

If you live in England, you might be able to do this course for FREE, see ‘Additional Information’ tab for more details.
Apply today and our team will confirm if you could qualify for free place, with no obligation. 

Access to Higher Education qualifications are nationally-recognised, one-year, intensive Level 3 courses. They are a fast-track route to gaining the skills and qualifications you need to study at university and begin the career you are dreaming of.

This online learning course means that you can study for a change of career, or a return to education, at times that suit you. It has also been specially designed for adult learners that are aged 19 or over, who do not currently meet the necessary entry requirements for a university course, or who have been out of education for some time.

This Access to HE Online: Psychology Level 3 Diploma gives you a brand new, convenient and affordable way to study for your qualification online.You will study modules covering psychology biology and sociology.

This course is designed for anyone wanting to progress into a career in psychology. You can progress on to higher education to study for some of the various roles that come under the banner of psychology professions, including clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, education psychologist, forensic psychologist, occupational therapist, and sport and exercise psychologist.

As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal and study skills through a core programme that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.

Benefits of studying with Activate Learning:

  • Designed exclusively for adults (19+)
  • Supportive environment provided through tutors with subject expertise and includes guidance webinars for every module.
  • One year programme equivalent to three A Levels, allowing you to achieve the qualification you need to progress to university.
  • Widely recognised and accepted qualification by UK universities. This is validated and moderated by Ascentis under licence from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  • Help and guidance on writing your personal statement and completing your UCAS application
  • Flexible learning enabling you to study whilst working and personal commitments
  • Funding with the Advanced Learner Loan available.

Remember: If you go on to study at university and complete a degree, the loan for your Access course is written off by the government.

  

You will study modules in Study Skills, Psychology, Biology and Sociology. Credits are gained through the coursework. We would advise for you to check with your chosen University to ensure they accept these units for your chosen course before you apply.

One subject will be covered at a time and a tutor with specialist subject knowledge will be assigned to guide and support you on your learning journey. Although the workload of the course is intensive, it is structured in a way that recognizes the pressures on adult learners. Many students successfully balance a healthy work/home life whilst studying the course and Activate Learning has helped over 3,000 Access to HE students’ progress on to university. 

Subject and Unit / Number of Credits / Mode of Assessment

Non-Academic: Preparing to Progress

3 credits (Ungraded) / Preparing to progress Booklet

Non-Academic- Academic Writing

3 credits (Ungraded) / Academic Writing Booklet and essay

Psychology: Introduction to Psychology

3 credits (Ungraded) / 2000 word essay

Psychology: Child Development

3 credits (Graded) / 2000 word essay

Psychology: Psychological Perspectives and Behaviours

6 credits (Graded) / 3500 word essay

Psychology: Psychological Investigation

6 credits (Graded) / 3500 word Research Report

Biology: Introduction to Cell Biology

3 credits (Ungraded) / 2000 word assignment

Biology: Aspects of Human Physiology

6 credits (Graded) / 3500 word assignment

Biology: Human reproductive Biology

3 credits (Graded) / 2000 word assignment

Biology: Biomolecules and Biological Principles

6 credits (Graded) / 3500 word assignment

Sociology: Culture and Identity

3 credits (Ungraded) / 2000 word essay

Sociology: Families, Households and Personal Relations

3 credits (Graded) / 1000 word essay and 1000 word report

Sociology: Health and Illness

3 credits (Graded) / 2000 word essay

Sociology: Poverty

3 credits (Graded) / 2000 word Presentation

Sociology: Sociological Perspectives

6 credits (Graded) / 3500 word Essay

Teaching will be delivered by way of self-directed learning with access to regular tutor support. Additional webinars and online forums for group discussions are also available throughout your studies. You will be assessed through coursework. All assessments are internally and externally verified through a rigorous and robust process to ensure all grading is consistent, fair and provides developmental feedback. 

The main aim of this course is to prepare students for study at university. Students will receive subject specific study skills preparation, as well as tuition in subjects that are relevant to their chosen degree course.

Activate Learning has helped over 3,000 Access to HE students progress on to university. OFSTED rated us ‘good’ in December 2017, with many outstanding features for our Access programmes

 

You must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Aged 19+ at the start of the academic year.
  • Living in the UK.
  • Already hold a grade C/4 or above in GCSE maths and GCSE English Language or equivalent such as Functional Skills Level 2. If you hold international qualifications, we can assess these to see if you meet the criteria.
  • Passing an entry assessment in maths and English.

*For your application to be processed, we are required to view your official certificates. These can be requested from the awarding body if you no longer have them.

You will be NOT be able to study maths and/or English GCSEs alongside this course.

You will have a numeracy and literacy assessment to check your suitability to study at Level 3. Don’t worry, most students are successful in the assessment process.

Some degrees require that you have some relevant paid or voluntary work experience, and this will also be checked at the interview. Applicants are strongly advised to check degree entry requirements with prospective universities before applying.

A wide range of support is available at the college for students, including financial support.

An Access to HE Diploma will help you to progress to study at university.
It will also help you improve your employment prospects.

As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal and study skills through a core programme that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.

This course is designed for anyone wanting to progress into a career in psychology. You can progress on to higher education to study for some of the various roles that come under the banner of psychology professions, including clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, education psychologist, forensic psychologist, occupational therapist, and sport and exercise psychologist.

 

Once you submit your application with us and we have seen proof of your Maths and English qualifications, you will receive an initial literacy and numeracy test by email to check your suitability to study at Level 3.

But don’t worry: most students are successful in this! If you pass, you will then receive an offer for the course and the most relevant funding information to you.

Funding Options:

To be eligible for funding, you will need to live in England. Anyone in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland will need to self-fund the course.

Level 3 Entitlement fee remission: If you are aged 19-23 and do not hold a prior full Level 3 qualification, you may be eligible to study the course for free. This would also depend on your location within the UK, but we would check this for you during your application process.

19+ Advanced Learner Loan:If you are aged over 23, or you are 19-23 with a full Level 3 qualification, you can fund the course with the Advanced Learner Loan supplied by Student Finance England. This loan will be wiped from your records if you progress to university and complete your studies! If you do not progress to university or a higher education course, you will not need to start paying back the loan until you earn over £25,725.00. 

 

Remember: If you go on to study at university and complete a degree, the loan for your Access course is written off by the government.

Course Starts in 92 Days
  • 19 August 2024 - 25 July 2025
  • 1 Year
    • Adult: £3384
    • 19+ Loans: £3384

      This course is eligible for Advanced Learner Loan funding.

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